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Crackdown on Colonisers
Undisclosed income of Rs 4.30 crore unearthed

Ludhiana, August 26
In a major crackdown on prominent colonisers and real estate developers in the city on Friday and Saturday, the income tax department unearthed undisclosed income of Rs 4.30 crore while investigations were in progress in some other cases, which were expected to yield concealed income to the tune of several crores.

Village In Shock
Youth’s body with 36 injury marks found
Mandi Ahmedgarh, August 25
The recovery of the body of a youth from the fields of a farmer at Ghaloti village, near here, has sent shock waves among the area residents as the victim had been murdered in a brutal manner.




A match in progress on the second day of the Punjab School Wings Hockey Tournament being played at Jarkhar, near Ludhiana, on Sunday.
SLICK STICK: A match in progress on the second day of the Punjab School Wings Hockey Tournament being played at Jarkhar, near Ludhiana, on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Field Ganj — encroachers’ haven
Ludhiana, August 26
Field Ganj market is a heaven for encroachers and a hell for the commuters. Roadside kiosks “spill” onto the double laned road which becomes as narrow as a street causing inconvenience to pedestrians.

Battle lines drawn for PAUTA poll
Ludhiana, August 26
Battle lines have been drawn for the elections to the Punjab Agricultural University Teachers Association (PAUTA) scheduled for August 30. It is going to be a triangular contest between three groups.

Nirmala Deshpandey MP to ask Pak to ban cow slaughter
Ludhiana, August 26
A delegation of Indian leaders led by Rajya Sabha member and eminent Gandhian Nirmala Deshpandey will seek a ban on cow slaughter from President Parevz Musharaff while on a visit to Pakistan.


COMMUNITY

City’s lass loses despite outstanding performance
Ludhiana, August 26
It was quite an abrupt and unfortunate exit for Ludhiana lass Arshpreet from the Amul Star Voice of India. She had earned laurels from the who’s who of Bollywood like Mahesh Bhatt, Adesh Shrivastava, Jatin-Lalit, Alka Yagnik and whosoever attended the programme. Adesh Shrivastava, while regretting her exit remarked, "she remained flawless and yet got out".

Tributes paid to Makkar’s wife
Ludhiana, August 26
Tributes were paid to Bibi Mohinder Kaur, wife of SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar, at a shradhanjali samaroh organised to observe her seventh death anniversary at Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Model Town Extension, here today.

MCs need overhauling, feels Dhanda
Ludhiana, August 26
Municipal corporations in the state need an overhauling and every citizen and representatives of the people must co-operate in enforcing municipal laws to have better civic amenities.

Tributes paid to Dil
Samrala, August 26
After the bhog ceremony of Punjabi poet Lal Singh Dil, tributes were paid to him at the local Kang Mohalla here today.


 

CRIME

Four booked for power theft
Jagraon, August 26 Gurmail Singh, Billa, Janta Singh and his brother Nirmal Singh have been booked for pilfering electricity and for assaulting assistant linesman Swaran Singh when he went for checking.

 
AGRICULTURE

Agro-fuel bank proposed
Ludhiana, August 26
Braham Dutt Sharda, president, Dyeing Factories Association, has suggested an "agro-fuel bank" to save the state of the pollution being caused by the burning of paddy and wheat straw.

EDUCATION

Teachers get tips from Japanese team
The Japanese faculty demonstrates the working of the Panel Theatre to teachers of various schools at Drishri School in Ludhiana on Sunday. Ludhiana, August 26
Novelty always attracts. Panel Theatre, a device to hold plays and lessons, was organised by Japanese faculty of Itsuko Nandy, Kana Aoki, Yoshika Fujita and Noaka Nomiyama majoring in child education at Drishti Dr RC Jain Innovative Public School, Narangwal, today. The Japanese faculty signed a creative canvas to mark the inauguration yesterday.

The Japanese faculty demonstrates the working of the Panel Theatre to teachers of various schools at Drishri School in Ludhiana on Sunday. — A Tribune photograph

100 students get scholarship
Ludhiana, August 26
Some of the meritorious students honoured at a function held by the Bharat Vikas Parishad in Ludhiana on Sunday. A sum of Rs 1.5 lakh was distributed among 100 needy and meritorious girl students of schools and colleges of Ludhiana as annual scholarship of Rs 1,500 per student by the Bharat Vikas Parishad at a function held at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir School, Udham Singh Nagar, here today.

Some of the meritorious students honoured at a function held by the Bharat Vikas Parishad in Ludhiana on Sunday. — Photo by Inderjit Verma

Yog Seva Parivar scholarships for 7 students
Ludhiana August 26
Members of Yog Seva Parivar, Mini Rose garden, gave scholarships to seven students of Khalsa College for Women at a function organised here today. These students were earlier selected by Janak, in charge of scholarships, based on the criteria of merit and need of the student.

College teachers observe two-period strike
Doraha, August 26
As per the directions of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union, the unit members of Doraha, observed a two-period stay-in strike under the presidentship of Dr Sukhwinder Singh Virk, on college premises, today.

Follow teachings of gurus: DIMT chief
Doraha, August 26
The inaugural session of the Doraha Institute of Management and Technology began with the bhog of Shri Sukhmani Sahib on its campus today.

 

CULTURE

‘Ma Mainu Mari Na’ staged
Ludhiana, August 26
Nirmal Rishi has always tried to prick the conscience of society by touching various social evils. Be it drug addiction or the craze for foreign land, Nirmal has tried to project the problem in the best possible way. And she has deservingly succeeded in her mission.

Pankaj Udhas performs in Ludhiana on Saturday night. Udhas adds spark to ghazal nite
Ludhiana, August 26
City had a musical date with the ghazal king, Pankaj Udhas, who kept the audience spellbound on Saturday night at a function held at a local club. An excited audience kept on asking for more and there seemed to be no end to the demands of listeners and Udhas happily obliged them all.


Pankaj Udhas performs in Ludhiana on Saturday night. Photo: I.V

 
SPORTS

Hockey: Rail coach factory romp home
Ludhiana, August 26
On the second day of the Punjab Schools Wings Hockey Tournament being played at Mata Sahib Kaur Stadium, Jarkahr, near here, today in the boy’s section, Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala sports wing faced a stiff challenge from the Tarkhanbadh wing, Moga, before romping home 1-0.


 

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